Wednesday, 13 November 2013

To recycle or reuse.... that is the question!

Little glass jars are something I find hard to throw into the recycling box - they are so cute.  But what to do with them?  Really a bit too small for jam or pickles, but I'd seen lots of crochet covered jars on Pinterest (just search crochet jar) so I tried them out. 

They are very pretty lit with tealights and the taller ones could be used as small posy vases too.  These are my Christmas versions decorated with holly (adapting Lucy's pattern here) and mistletoe (adapting Maize's pattern here), adding felt or wooden beads as berries.  If you don't crochet, here's a jar covered with a strip of burlap (hessian) and you could use felt leaves with the beads. 

I was a bit concerned about using real tealights, especially as I'm thinking of taking some to a craft fair, so here's a photo of them with those LED battery powered lights.  Not quite as pretty but safer, especially if there are children around.

Hmm.... really getting the the Christmas mood now.  And its only early November!


  1. Beautifuuuuuuuul! I love mistletoe the best!!!

    You know, I was thinking about your words on my Christmas ornaments swap post.
    I would love to do a Christmas swap with you. What do you think?

    Best wishes, Anja

  2. These are really lovely!! The crochet covered jars would look really pretty at a wedding reception, too.

  3. So pretty. I bought some LED votive lights for if I ever have a craft stall! They will be a great way for you to show off your work without the risk of naked flames.

  4. Cute, warm and cozy tea lights, perfect for the upcoming looong winter nights! Better re-use, then recycle :)


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